Why the summer transfer window will be the most important in the Abramovich era

There is a sense of deja vu among us Chelsea fans as this dismal season enters its final phase. There is an increasing feeling that Antonio Conte is going to join the long list of managerial casualties in the summer, after failing to follow-up on last season’s heroics. It’s been a series of events we’ve seen time and again in the past, but always, the trophies have continued to flow in.… Read More

CHELSEA v Barcelona: Champions League Preview

 

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

 

Friday night’s game was a clear improvement in performance for us but getting that into context, it was against Hull City. Tonight, our visitors are Barcelona and whilst we can clutch at whatever historical straws between us we like, the reality is, records are there for the taking from us this season.… Read More

CHELSEA 4-0 Maccabi: Normal service resumed?

So finally we get a win again, albeit against Europe’s equivalent of Accrington Stanley but as the cliché goes – you can only beat what’s in front of you – and to be fair, 4-0 was a convincing win.

Jose rang the changes, dropping Ivanovic, JT, Matic and Costa to the bench and whether that was intended as chastisement for poor performances or with an eye on Arsenal at the weekend, it was effective.… Read More

What Chelsea Need To Do To Win the Champions League

Chelsea fell a few places short of Champions League glory this past season, eliminated at the second round at home on away goals to 10-man Paris Saint-Germain.

It wasn’t a good week for English football as no Premier League side even made the final eight of the 2014-15 Champions League.

Some cynics say Chelsea didn’t try their hardest as the Premier League was Jose Mourinho’s main aim during his second season back at Stamford Bridge.… Read More

Room for Improvement in the Champions League

Heading into the 2015 summer transfer window, José Mourinho has work to do if Chelsea are to stand a chance to win next season’s UEFA Champions League.

The Premier League was won with three games to spare, and in truth, looked wrapped up very early into the season, even if Manchester City clawed their way back to level points at the top at the beginning of the New Year.… Read More

CHELSEA v PSG: Champions League Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wednesday 11 March, 2015
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

After celebrating 110 years yesterday, tonight Chelsea will be looking to celebrate a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League if we can get past PSG at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea come into tonight’s tie top of the Premier League and unbeaten in their last 8 games in all competitions.… Read More

CHELSEA v Sporting Lisbon: Champions League Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wed 10 December
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

It’s probably just as well we’re already through to the knockout stages of the Champions League because after our first defeat of the season against Newcastle at the weekend, it’s a cert we’d have been written off.
Tonight though, whilst Jose Mourinho will use the opportunity to rest a few players, Sporting Lisbon need a draw to guarantee they go through in second place.… Read More

CHELSEA 6-0 Maribor: Hurricane Hazard Hits Stamford Bridge


Whilst hurricane Gonzalo threatened to infiltrate Britain, at Stamford Bridge it was all a bit of a breeze for Chelsea against Maribor in the Champions League. Despite previous draws against Schalke and Sporting, last night proved to be a wake up call for the visitors, with their goal given a bit of a battering.… Read More

CHELSEA v Maribor: Champions League Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Tuesday, 21 October
Kick-off: 19:45 BST

It’s back to the Champions League tonight and a home game against Maribor. Champions League games are a great opportunity for fans to see a Chelsea match, so make sure you get your tickets before this game (or the next one – I hear we’re going up north).… Read More

Sporting Lisbon v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: Estádio José Alvalade
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Kick-off: 19.45 BST.

It’s a trip back to his home country tonight for Jose Mourinho as Chelsea face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. Mourinho may have started out at the club as Robson’s interpreter but there’ll be little room for sentimentality after a disappointing draw at home to Schalke in our last Champions League game.… Read More